Pickett and Prueher, childhood friends from Wisconsin, began their collection in high school by picking up unintentionally funny VHS videos from various sources a lot of garage sales. The festival tour where they showcase their collection originated out of the need to fund their full-length documentary, Dirty Country , which follows a raunchy country singer and small-town family man, Larry Pierce. The Found Footage Festival has now completed their seventh volume. They tour across the US and will be completing a UK tour this summer. If not, we have made a short list of some of the many hilarious videos that Pickett and Prueher have curated. Check out more on their website. From cutting others off on the highway to clearly illegal harassment, Linda and a few anonymous others might get you in the mood for vengeance, but more than likely they will just make you laugh.
When a digital format takes over from its analogue predecessor, often the rougher, nostalgia-infused antecedent takes on a charming quality. The fetishisation and popularity of vinyl is the prime example, but many also look to the big, bulky VHS video as something to be cherished. Few perhaps cherish it more than the people behind the Found Footage Film Festival, which is currently touring the world from its New York home.
The festival is run by hilarious duo Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, who on stage at the Soho Theatre come across a bit like affable, grown-up stoner kids, raised on a diet of curiosity, goofing about and the forgotten bits at the bottom of charity shop bargain bins. Among said out-of-the-ordinary folk is a woman who gets very, very excited about a sponge that paints rainbows, a surprising number of people giving pets massages including a superb possum , possibly our new favourite man in the world Frank Pacholski and a man who loses his hands, but finds techno.
Details. Format: DVD: Label: FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIV: Rel. Date: 03/17/ UPC: Found Footage Festival: Volume 9. Available Formats.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News. For the past five years, Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have assembled an odd assortment of video clips into a touring show called the Found Footage Festival. This year, they’re bringing it to the Beachland Ballroom Waterloo Rd. Sunday, February Highlights include a collection of strange Saturday-morning cartoons, a video-dating reel, a home movie from a heavy-metal festival and a compilation of exercise videos.
Find more information at foundfootagefest. The art-house comedy Jet Lag stars Juliette Binoche as a cosmetologist who can’t get away from her boyfriend. It screens at 6 pm.
Stoughton natives Nick Prueher, right, and Joe Pickett salvage videos from thrift stores, garage sales and fans of their Found Footage Festival across the country. The band was there Tuesday. They salvage videos from thrift stores, garage sales and fans of the show across the country. Prueher, talking by phone from his New York City home the day before going out on tour, said he and Pickett recently got an office in Brooklyn, where they keep their collection of 10, videotapes.
The program includes highlights like a video dating reel found by ATL’s own David Cross, a collection of “the worst Saturday morning cartoons ever.
From exercise videos to home movies, those behind the festival dig through video relics to find you the best unintentionally funny footage of the video era. I mean, it was one of the silliest, most ridiculous, insultingly dumb tapes I had ever seen. Prueher snuck it home from work in his backpack and had a viewing party with Joe Pickett and the rest of his friends — a sort of proto-Found Footage Festival.
We were obsessed. They took it on as a quest and began collecting VHS tapes from garage sales, thrift stores and wherever else they could be found. One of their early finds that became a viral phenomenon started working in production in Minneapolis. He gave us the raw footage from this shoot, and the host, this guy named Jack Rebney, kept losing his temper during the shoot, and the crew, as sort of their revenge, left the cameras rolling in between takes and captured this man’s descent into madness, basically.
You can see some of that original footage below warning: includes adult language :. It became a big hit and led to the documentary “Winnebago Man” also with foul language :. The filmmaker managed to track Jack Rebney down with the help of a private investigator, living like a hermit in Northern California. Rebney was apprehensive at first. He said, ‘Who are the lunatics coming to this show? Rebney stood in the back of the theater, arms folded.
Added by FFF on We cut together our favorite parts from a dating service video given to us by David Cross and has since gone on to become a world-wide hit. Added by Nick 1 week ago.
These days, YouTube has it all, doesn’t it? Dating advice. Singing prodigies. Movie trailers. But recent stats claim YouTube users are watching.
The Unnamed Footage Festival showcases features and short films all in the genre of found footage horror or faux documentary. With this event, we want to present to an audience these films as a legitimate cinematic movement, not a mere subgenre of horror. Spanning from shot on video experiments of the early 90s to new unreleased and underseen features, and not focusing specifically on horror, the Unnamed Footage Festival is set on opening a dialogue regarding the entertainment and artistic values of first person narrative filmmaking.
The slate of films will consist of narratives shot in the first person, and show the exciting diversity within the medium that has gone uncelebrated until now. UFF will offer audiences the chance to revisit older titles and discover new ones, while exploring comedy, science fiction, and drama, with an emphasis on the genre most often linked to found footage — horror movies. UFF is currently looking for films made by anyone, anytime — there are no limits regarding completion date, or release status.
Films submitted and accepted will be considered in competition, to be voted on by the audience and a jury. Awards given:. There are no limits regarding completion date or release status as long as the submitter has the authority to grant us permission to screen, can provide the needed materials, and consent forms or proof of ownership. The Unnamed Footage Festival is a great forum for unique films.
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This clip of Liz Seggen comes from a series of different how to videos the Found Footage gang uncovered at a Goodwill in Atlantic City. We offer our apologies to any I-talians who may find this ventriloquism tutorial a little offensive. Before Tinder it was really hard out there for lonely men to meet women with extremely high verbal skills who like rollerblading, bubble baths and viking costumes. This video comes from the collection of comedian David Cross.
Joe Pickett (left) and Nick Prueher (right) introduce a found video clip at the Found Footage Festival. Stoughton natives Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett return to their.
From a rare film featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger to tips on being a real man, the Found Footage Festival certainly does throw up some unseen gems. Keegan Strandness discovers more. Longing to see Arnold Schwarzenegger at a carnival in Rio? Amidst the blockbusters booms and Hollywood hits, there are some special films that have fallen through the cracks; hidden jewels neglected of the attention they deserve and just waiting to be found. Founded in , this festival is a travelling showcase of odd and hilarious videos found throughout North America, anywhere from garage sales and thrift stores to warehouses and dumpsters.
To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the Found Footage Festival is hosting an entirely new show in London during its UK tour when it arrives here on August. This two-night event will showcase a new line-up of found video clips along with live comedy and commentary by the co-founders themselves. This hobby-turned-business began in the small town of Stoughton, Wisconsin USA, where the young Nick and Joe would frequent charity shops looking for peculiar items to keep themselves busy.
During the onset of VHS in the s, the boys began to come across many compelling and ridiculous tapes in their hunts. Compiling a novelty assortment of exercise tapes and a Mr T. Fast forward ten years and this silly collection has become an international phenomenon. Throughout its lifetime, the festival has been featured on a host of shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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In a nutshell … Two guys scour garage sales and second-hand stores for discarded VHS tapes, and then edit their finds together into an annual feature-length film. My friend Laurice discovered the FFF last year. I was sorry to have missed it. I bought four tickets on the spot and left a voicemail for Laurice and her husband, Darren. Want to join us? The rest is history. Esteban, Darren, Laurice and I spent the evening either laughing until we were hoarse or recoiling in horror.
Little, if any, of the material in the show is available online. While the tendency might be to mock the production values and participants in these videos, many exhibit a strange kind of earnestness and genuine enthusiasm to them. In building their collection, Pickett and Prueher have come to deeply appreciate the efforts of these filmmakers, even if the end result of their efforts might be a bit cringe-inducing.
The ones we gravitate towards are the ones that reveal some kind of pathos. Without exception, Prueher said, the people have been thrilled with the new attention being paid to their long-lost video cassette appearances. Since the FFF was launched in , thousands of low-grade clips likes those featured in the Festival have made their way onto the internet, many inspiring wide-spread mockery and imitation.
Details about the live comedy show The Found Footage Festival: Volume 9. anniversary of the Found Footage Festival in a nine date tour across England.
Print E-mail Letter to the editor. The age of the VHS tape is long gone. Hell, even DVDs are being phased out by Blu-ray discs and direct downloads. Now in its fifth year, the Found Footage Festival is a showcase of odd, unintentionally hilarious clips taken from unearthed VHS tapes. Festival co-founders Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett take the festival around the country annually, presenting a brand new set of videos each year.
As Prueher explains, the festival arose from nothing more than an amusing hobby he and Pickett shared in high school. It became apparent to the duo that their discovery of a moronic training video was not an isolated incident — the world was littered with bizarrely comical videos. But the festival is more than just a visual procession of videotape footage. Examples of these videos can be seen on the Found Footage Festival website.
Like most footage in the collection, the only thing funnier than the video itself is the story of how it was discovered. For the purposes of the festival, though, the tape was unfortunately trimmed to a more appropriate length. As part of their travel itinerary, Prueher and Pickett plan on paying visit to Ann Arbor thrift stores before the show.